The early pregnancy assessment and gynaecology unit (EPAGU) is a nurse-led, consultant-directed specialist unit for women who need emergency care for gynaecological problems and problems in early pregnancy. 

Every effort is made to see any urgent GP referrals with abdominal pain in early pregnancy on the same day, and non-urgent referrals on the same or the next day.

The unit at Barnet Hospital is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 

At the Royal Free Hospital, the unit is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 8pm, with scanning facilities from 9am to 5pm. 

Patients needing assistance outside of these hours should attend the hospitals’ emergency department.

Referrals are either from a GP or the emergency department.